I have a client whose web site has been created in Cold Fusion. I am not all that familiar with these types of pages but right now most of their page text and metas are being pulled from another document and are not actually part of the "live site code." To me it seems only logical that they will have problems with rankings because of this. I have always assumed that search engine spiders read only "live site code." Is this true? Any insight would be helpful.
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Cold Fusion pages are generally fine. It's what the search engine sees after the pages are compiled from the database that they index — basically what you see in the resulting source code in your browser. There are definitely issues you need to be aware of when dynamically generating sites, but Cold Fusion pages in and of themselves are not a problem.
If you do a search on my site for "dynamically generated sites" you should find the previous articles that have been written on the subject.
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